Ahead of the Assembly elections, which are due later this year, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to reshuffle and expand his Cabinet on Saturday, a senior official said here. A Raj Bhavan official confirmed that preparations for oath-taking ceremony were under way. Names of the new Ministers are not yet disclosed, sources said. The Chouhan-led government, in its third term, has 20 Cabinet Ministers, including the CM and nine Ministers of State since December 2013. The State can have a maximum of 35 Ministers. The State Congress, meanwhile, has submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission and written a letter to the Governor saying that the BJP government cannot carry out a Cabinet expansion as the model code of conduct is in force ahead of the February 24 Assembly by-polls in Mungaoli and Kolaras. In the memorandum to the EC, State Congress president Arun Yadav has demanded that the proposed Cabinet expansion be postponed till February 28. In the letter to the Governor, Mr. Yadav said, “This expansion or reshuffle would be against the Constitutional traditions. The proposed expansion, if any, is directly or indirectly a way to influence the electorate.” Chief Electoral Officer of Madhya Pradesh Salina Singh said she has forwarded the memorandum to the Election Commission of India.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the remark made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar about ‘namaz’ (prayer) showed that the BJP was trying to communalise the atmosphere in the country.“India was a Republic governed by a Constitution and neither Mr. Khattar nor anyone else had the right to dictate to people on where they should or should not hold prayers,” said Capt. Singh here. “The BJP seemed to be out to polarise the society on religious lines to garner votes,” he said. Mr. Khattar had on Sunday said ‘namaz’ should be offered in mosques or Eidgahs instead of public places. Reacting to the transfer of Kathua rape-murder case to Pathankot, on the direction of the Supreme Court, Capt. Singh said his government would ensure full security for the victim’s family, lawyer and others during the trial. “Our government was committed to upholding the judicial process as per the apex court’s directives,” he said.
This picture taken June 2, 2017 shows Abieamu, 13, preparing to fight in an underground fight club in Chengdu.Abieamu is among the kids from the Tibetan plateau who were adopted into the Enbo Fight Club in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. Though most of the club’s activities are government-sanctioned, Chengdu police launched an investigation into the mixed martial arts (MMA) group in late July after a video showing two 14-year-old boys in a bruising cage fight before a roaring crowd went viral last week. / AFP PHOTO / Fred DUFOURThe 13-year-old fighter in training starts his day at 8 a.m.After a quick breakfast, he heads to a gym in southwest China where more than a dozen other shirtless teenage boys are kickboxing, wrestling and grappling — holding one another in full-body grips until one person yields.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo En Bo, the club’s Tibetan founder, was formerly in the military, and has spent the last 18 years running amateur MMA fighting studios.Enbo Fight Club boasts more than 200 members, with kids comprising just a small fraction.“As long as they meet my standards, we take kids of all ethnic groups, including the Qiang, Hui, Yi and Tibetan minorities,” En Bo told AFP in June. “We have a team that manages their health and safety, as well as teachers who are responsible for their schooling.”The kids’ housing, food and clothes are all provided by the club, En Bo said, and they receive extra “scholarships” if they win fights.But many commentators online were alarmed by the web documentary, streamed on the site Pear Video, in which the kids’ sparring appeared to be sold as a commercial spectacle.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Isner, Harrison advance to BB&T Atlanta Open final Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games In the footage, two thin, prepubescent fighters are seen in an octagonal steel cage. One knocks the other down and proceeds to bash him repeatedly about the head and body as the losing fighter cowers on the mat.Models wearing bikini tops and short jeans cheer and a man with a microphone whips up the crowd by saying the boys were “fighting for their fate.”“These kids are tougher than your kids,” the MC says. “Their story is more touching than your kids’. And they have had it much harder than your kids.”The video was a point of fierce debate on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform.“Soliciting and using minors to engage in commercial performances which are also violent, while depriving them of a salary, is illegal,” wrote one user named Chen Ming.Others argued that without the club the boys would end up on the street and a possible life of crime.The glaring neon lights, rowdy crowds, and scantily-clad female performers at these public fights did not faze Jihushuojie, a 12-year-old who joined the club one and half years ago.“I’m not really scared of getting hurt,” he told AFP. “Before a fight, I feel relaxed and excited.”China had 500,000 orphans at the end of 2015, with less than 20 percent raised by the state and only about five percent adopted, the latest-available official figures show.The fate of the rest is unclear. Abieamu is among the kids from the Tibetan plateau who were adopted into the Enbo Fight Club in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. Many were orphans or came from impoverished homes, and were connected to the club through the local civil affairs bureau.Though most of the club’s activities are government-sanctioned, Chengdu police launched an investigation into the mixed martial arts (MMA) group earlier this week after a video showing two 14-year-old boys in a bruising cage fight before a roaring crowd went viral last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLocal authorities could not be reached for comment Friday. The education department in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture told Chinese media that the underage fighters have been returned to Liangshan and may be matched with new schools.A coach for the club told AFP that most of the kids have returned to the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba, where they are continuing their training. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ
Ever since the 2G scam first exploded in the UPA’s face in November 2010, the Government has been whipped in Parliament, lambasted by the Supreme Court, chastised by the press and faced the general public’s disgust. It might have thought that by jailing the main accused, former telecom minister A. Raja, this nightmare would come to an end. But that was not to be. Since Raja’s trial started this week, he has come out of jail with all guns blazing. He has accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Attorney General Goolam Vahanvati of possessing full information and knowledge of all his decisions as telecom minister. He claims to have documentary evidence of this. Raja contends that either all of them should be charged too, or he should be let off.Letters exchanged between Raja and the prime minister in 2007-08 show that the prime minister knew exactly what his telecom minister was doing. Manmohan Singh may not have approved explicitly, but if he disapproved, as the highest authority in Government, Raja argues he could have constituted a GoM or an EGoM on the issue of spectrum allocation and pricing. There is a whole trail of correspondence to corroborate his charges. On the contentious issue of sale of equity by Swan and Unitech to Etisalat and Telenor at huge valuations, Raja has two arguments. First, that the then finance minister Chidambaram had full knowledge of these sales and did not object. The fact is that there may be nothing illegal in these sales as they were dilution of shareholding and all the money came into the companies. Second, if these sales were illegal in any way, then why are Tatas and S Tel, who in fact divested their shareholdings, not being charged at all? These are not prima facie unreasonable arguments. The Raja offensive in court has the Government shaken. How will it deal with these revelations and more probably to come? In order to prove the culpability of Raja and others, the Government will have to prove that illegal gratification was given to him for the granting of the licences. Establishing this money trail is not going to be an easy task and Raja knows that well.Our cover story, written by Senior Editor, Headlines Today, Sandeep Bamzai, puts together the paper trail that Raja is using to defend himself, investigates the extent to which other senior members of the Government may be complicit and delves into what happens next. Bamzai spoke to some of the main accused, including Raja, in court. Says Bamzai, “Raja’s body language was aggressive, he told me that many others in the Government were culpable and that he would name them all.” It seems that more trouble lies ahead for the Government.On a completely different track, we are now exactly a year away from the start of the 30th edition of the Olympic Games which commence in London on July 27, 2012. India won just three medals in Beijing in 2008. Incredibly, that was our best performance. Instead of lamenting why a nation of 1.2 billion people can’t produce more champions, we at the India Today Group would like to contribute to a positive effort with our “Go for Gold” campaign kick-started in this issue. Over the next year, we will first identify the disciplines in which India has a reasonable chance of winning a medal. We will then travel across India to track the sportspersons who have a shot at Olympic glory and report on the progress of their preparations. With this, we hope to raise public consciousness about our potential medal winners and ensure that they get full attention from the Government, sporting federations, sponsors and coaches. India deserves to do better at the Olympics. If the nation puts its mind and effort into it, I am sure we will.
Orlando Magic guard Isaiah Briscoe (13) and forward Wesley Iwundu (25) fight for the loose ball with Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) as Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) and Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)ORLANDO, Florida — The Orlando Magic proved again they can beat the best of the NBA.They’ve also shown this week they can lose to some of the worst.ADVERTISEMENT It was the first time Golden State lost to Eastern Conference teams in back-to-back nights since March 1-2, 2013, at Boston and Philadelphia.The Warriors, who trailed by eight at halftime, outscored Orlando 30-11 in the third period, limiting the Magic to 5-of-23 shooting (21.7 percent) and forcing four turnovers to take an 81-70 lead going into the fourth quarter.The Magic roared back behind Ross, who hit three 3-pointers to ignite a 15-4 run. His last 3-pointer tied the game at 89-all with 4:16 left.Curry then fed Jordan Bell for a layup and converted an open 3-pointer to put Golden State back in front 94-89, but the lead didn’t last long.The Magic ran off 10 straight points, including a 3-pointer by Gordon, who had nine points and six rebounds in the period.“Considering the way we finished the third quarter, we were pretty much in control of the game,” Curry said. “But we missed a lot of shots and didn’t get any stops so it’s a frustrating way to end. This is a tough one.”Golden State trailed from the opening minute until Draymond Green converted a fast-break layup to give the Warriors their first lead, 65-63 midway through the third quarter. That was part of a 16-3 run sparked mostly by the defense. Curry scored 10 straight Warriors points to help Golden State to an 11-point lead by the end of the period.TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State needs one more road win to assure the Warriors a winning record in road games for the sixth straight season. . Warriors are first in the NBA with 6.7 blocks per game, but had only three against Orlando. . The Warriors had their first seven games against the Southeast Division.Magic: Augustin, who had one blocked shot all season, blocked two of Curry’s jump shots. . Backup PG Isaiah Briscoe returned after missing the last two games with a concussion. He had eight points and nine rebounds. . The Magic limited Golden State to just 5-of-22 shooting (22.7 percent) on 3-pointers in the first half. . Orlando’s bench, which got outscored 75-7 in the last game, outscored Golden State’s bench 35-12. DURANT TAKES A SEATDurant missed his first game this season. He scored 29 points in 39 minutes of Golden State’s 126-125 loss Wednesday in Miami. “He’s just wiped out,” Kerr said. “He’s been going at it hard and playing every game, so with this back-to-back made it obvious. He’s earned a day off.”UP NEXTWarriors: Finish four-game road trip at Philadelphia on Saturday.Magic: Start three-game road trip at Indianapolis on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Aaron Gordon had 22 points and 15 rebounds, Terrence Ross added 16 points and the Magic rallied in the final three minutes to beat the Golden State Warriors 103-96 on Thursday night.The win completes a week in which the Magic went 2-2, also beating Atlantic Division leader Toronto, but losing to the lowly New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It’s complacency, we’ve got to beat complacency,” Gordon said. “We showed again tonight we’re a good team, but we’ve got to learn to play at that level against everybody and not be complacent.”A night after they were stunned in Miami by Dwyane Wade’s buzzer-beater, the Warriors blew an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter and lost for the fourth time in six games. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ Cavaliers come from 14 down in fourth to trounce Knicks Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte D.J. Augustin scored 14 points and Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 13 rebounds to help Orlando end an 11-game losing streak to the Warriors. Orlando’s last win over Golden State was on Dec. 14, 2012.“Playing up-and-down has been an issue for us all year, but we’re finally showing confidence in ourselves, especially in the fourth quarter,” Vucevic said. “We didn’t have any focus against the Knicks the other night, but we stayed with it against (the Warriors) and it paid off. We need to do that every night now.”Stephen Curry scored 33 points, but was only 1 for 6 in the fourth quarter. Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins each had 21 for the Warriors, who played without Kevin Durant (rest) and Andre Iguodala (sick).Golden State was just 7 of 23 in the fourth quarter, getting outscored 33-15. The Warriors hit just 9 of 40 (22.5 percent) from behind the 3-point line in the game. Curry was 5 of 17 on 3-pointers.“Steph is beating himself up a little bit because he knows he had a lot of open shots that didn’t go,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I thought Orlando did a better job executing down the stretch than we did. I didn’t think we executed very well at either end of the floor, especially in the fourth quarter.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (PTI) Another Haryana minister Manish Grover today announced Rs 11 lakh for Dera Sacha Sauda from his discretionary fund for “promotion of games” in the state even as Sports Minister Anil Vij, who had done a similar thing, justified his decision.”I have full blessings of Guru Dera Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim and he will take the youth forward…On this occasion being the representative of Haryana government, I am giving Rs 11 lakh to Dera Sacha Sauda from my discretionary fund,” Grover said.Vij, who on Saturday donated Rs 50 lakh to the religious sect in Sirsa, today said he would have doled out more money had the ceiling of donating from discretionary fund been more than Rs 50 lakh.”What is wrong in that (giving Rs 50 lakh)? Schools are being run there; sports is being promoted there,” Vij told reporters.”I could not give more than Rs 50 lakh out of discretionary fund. Had it been possible, I would have given more,” he said.The sports minister, who recently returned from Rio de Janeiro after being part of the Indian Olympic delegation, announced the donation to Dera Sacha Sauda for “promoting” rural games.He along with Ram Rahim was attending a sporting event Tiranga Rumaal Chu.”It is a very good thing. Along with religion, education and games are there, that means they are trying to prepare a complete human being,” Vij had said.”He is encouraging the games. Since the schools are also encouraging games here, I would like to donate Rs 50 lakh from my discretionary fund,” he had said.advertisementDera Sacha Sauda had extended support to BJP in the Haryana assembly polls.Interestingly, the games played at the Dera academy have been created by Ram Rahim himself and are not played at national or international levels. PTI CHS AKA AQS ZMN AQS
A seven-year-old kid Archie Schiller co-captained Australia in the Boxing Day Test against India in what was a goodwill gesture by Cricket Australia for the child. Archie suffers from a heart ailment and dreamt of captaining Australia. His wish was turned into reality as he walked out with Tim Paine at toss as Australia’s co-captain.In Archie’s first Test as Australia captain, India registered a historic victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but the 7-year-old had a fabulous time at the bench.Throughout the match on all the five days, Archie was seen sitting at the bench alongside Australian substitutes and staff members and after the end of the match, Archie even came to the ground for the customary handshake.India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test: REPORT | DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDIndia team players and staff and the match officials greeted Archie just like they would shake hands with a regular captain as the little kid walked around shaking hands with confidence.Onya Archie! What a week he’s had leading the Aussie team in Melbourne.And great stuff here from the Indian players and match officials after the Test match! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/Q0jRn52Jckcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 30, 2018Archie, who was part of Australia’s training session ahead of the Adelaide Test as well, was announced as the co-captain to the Australian team on December 23, which also happens to be his birthday.The kid claims he is a leg-spinner and a fan of ‘Garry’ [Nathan] Lyon and believes he can get world-beater Virat Kohli out, easily.advertisementCourtesy Make a Wish Foundation, Archie met his heroes on December 3 at the Adelaide Oval and even posed for photographs with skipper Tim Paine and Lyon. The cricket-loving kid was presented his Australia kit during the training session.Australian great Adam Gilchrist applauded the Australian and Indian cricket teams for bringing joy in the life of the kid “who has faced much adversity” while former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson called the handshake a “great moment”.This warms my heart. Well done Australian and Indian Cricket teams. Memories for life for a little boy who has faced much adversity and now has hope and inspiration to tackle any more https://t.co/KaU30ftHYPAdam Gilchrist (@gilly381) December 30, 2018What a great moment #Repost @cricketausOnya Archie! What a week he’s had leading the side. And geat stuff here from the players and the match officials! https://t.co/eSEzpiuGqCMitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 30, 2018Also Read | 6-year-old trains with Australian Test squad, confident of getting Virat Kohli outAlso Read | Shane Warne blasts Australia bowlers, reveals startling statisticsAlso Read | Devastated by reactions to my comments, didn’t mean to insult Indian cricketers: Kerry O’KeeffeAlso Read | Watch: Virat Kohli leads Team India’s victory lap as MCG cheers historic triumphAlso Read | Virat Kohli gives away his pads to young fan at MCG after Boxing Day Test win
Hamza Choudhury has apologised for his rash challenge that hospitalised Jonathan Bamba during England’s Under-21 Euro clash opener with France.The young Lions were leading 1-0 at the time of the sending off, but the 10 men conceded two late goals, losing the game which jeopardises their chances of reaching the semi-finals.The 21-year-old apologised to the France bench immediately after injuring Bamba’s ankle, with the Lille winger, while not suffering a fracture, will miss the rest of the tournament with severe bruising, it was confirmed on Wednesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Describing the dismissal as the worst moment of his career, Leicester midfielder Choudhury said: “I just want to let everyone know that I know I have let them down. I just want to get that message out there and really apologise.”I remember that the ball was there to be won but, honestly, watching back it looked like I was over-aggressive. It wasn’t malicious and I didn’t want to hurt him whatsoever.“I saw the ball and tried to take it but I mistimed it. I don’t think I have ever felt worse in my footballing career than I do right now. I have let the lads down, I have let the country down. I understand playing at this level comes with a certain pressure.”Choudhury is now suspended for Friday’s must-win match with Romania and will have to wait to discover if he will be banned for a second match.The Foxes man has clearly been distressed by the tackle but said that his team-mates have been really supportive.“I will go back and think about it,” he added. “The next time I get in that situation, I won’t make that tackle. Right now, I am just upset.”The lads were brilliant with me to be honest; they picked me up off the floor, they told me to keep my head up. But right now, I can’t. I just can’t. It’s a really difficult time.”The young midfielder’s only other red card of his career came three years ago, while on loan at Burton Albion.
Press Trust of India New DelhiJanuary 1, 2019UPDATED: January 1, 2019 17:09 IST Sunil Chhetri-led India have been drawn in Group A alongside Asian powerhouses Thailand, hosts UAE and Bahrain (AIFF Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBhaichung Bhutia said India are in a “good” group alongside Thailand, UAE and BahrainBhutia urged Sunil Chhetri’s team to give it their all and enjoy the atmosphere at the Asian Cup The AFC Asian Cup will be played between January 5 and February 2 in the United Arab EmiratesFormer captain Bhaichung Bhutia says India have a 50-50 chance of making it to the second round of the upcoming AFC Asian Cup. The continental tournament is starting from January 5 in the UAE and will be held till February 2.With Sunil Chhetri at the helm, Bhutia was asked about India’s chances in the tournament.”I feel it’s a good group to be in — with Thailand, UAE and Bahrain. I think we have a 50-50 chance of making it to the second round,” the 42-year-old Bhutia said.”It will all depend on the hard work the boys put in, and a little bit of luck. I urge the team to give their all, and leave no stone unturned. They should enjoy the atmosphere of being part of such a big tournament,” he was quoted as saying by the All India Football Federation’s official website.Sunil and I had a great understanding: BhutiaThe Sikkimese Sniper, as he is fondly called for his exploits upfront in his heydays, is “lucky and privileged” to have played alongside both I M Vijayan and Chhetri.”I feel lucky and privileged to have played with both. When I made my debut, Vijayan was a senior player and I was very happy to play under his guidance, combine with him on the pitch, and get his support.”When Sunil came in, he was the younger one. We had a great understanding and a healthy competition amongst ourselves,” Bhutia said.Bhutia has been part of quite a few momentous victories with the national team, often leading them from the front, but he picks securing qualification for the 2011 Asian Cup as the best.advertisementEight years ago, he didn’t have a great time in the main tournament though, staying out of action for a major part due to an injury.”It was wonderful (qualifying) — not the greatest one since I was unfit and could only play some minutes in our last game. Overall, it was an incredible experience competing against the best teams in Asia, and it is the level that we need to be on a regular basis,” he said.”I have no regrets and I’m just happy that we qualified after a long gap of 27 years. It was just bad luck that I couldn’t take as much part as I wanted to.”Asked about the significance of the Asian Cup, Bhutia said, “It’s obviously great that you get to share space and hotels with some of the greatest players in Asia and world football.”As a player, you dream about playing against such opposition. These are the moments we footballers live for as the entire continent, and even the world is watching you.”Asked what should be the way forward after the Asian Cup, he said, “Our next target will be the next tournament we play. However, the long-term vision has to be playing at every Asian Cup after this, and not missing out on any of the future editions.”Also Read | How sports stars around the world welcomed 2019Also Read | #SaveILeagueSaveIndianFootball: I-League clubs fight back after telecast rowAlso Read | India play 2019 AFC Asian Cup with dreams of 2026 FIFA World CupAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow AFC Asian Cup 2019Follow Indian football teamFollow India Asian Cup 2019Follow Sunil ChhetriFollow Bhaichung Bhutia AFC Asian Cup 2019: Bhaichung Bhutia talks up India’s chances of reaching second roundFormer India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia also said Indian football team’s long-term vision should include their work towards featuring in every AFC Asian Cup from hereon. advertisement
The provincial government will hold a series of consultations this fall designed to get the community’s input on how to best tackle poverty in Nova Scotia. The consultations will be part of the government’s development of a poverty strategy for Nova Scotia. The initiative will be co-led by the departments of Community Services and Environment and Labour. The first phase of consultations will consist of a two-day gathering held Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 with representatives from a diverse range of provincial organizations interested in the fight against poverty. “We all want and deserve the same thing — a decent job to meet our needs, to lead a fulfilled life, and have a role in our community,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour. “It is our hope that this consultation process and Poverty Reduction Strategy will help us achieve that for all Nova Scotians.” “One of the main goals of the consultations is to share information in an effort to chart a direction,” said Judy Streatch, Minister of Community Services. “We will use the information gathered from these discussions to build on what we have already heard from those involved in the struggle against poverty.” Phase two of the consultations will include opportunities for the public to give their input on what direction the strategy should take.
by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 11, 2017 6:31 am MDT Last Updated Jul 11, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in Canada picked up in June.The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts in June came in at 212,695 units, up from 194,955 units in May.Economists had expected tha annual rate to come in at 200,000, according to Thomson Reuters.The overall increase came as the pace of urban starts increased by 9.6 per cent to 194,773 units. Multi-unit urban starts increased by 9.4 per cent to 127,944, while single-detached urban starts increased by 10.1 per cent to 66,829.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17,922 units.The six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates increased to 215,459 in compared with 214,570 in May. CMHC says annual pace of housing starts picked up in June
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUG to offer a minor in Mandarin Chinese StudiesJuly 13, 2017In “Business”Funding for major infrastructural projects likely under Guyana, China MoUJuly 28, 2018In “Business”UG prepping to play its role in emerging oil and gas sector …as moves being made to open Dept of Petroleum EngineeringJune 25, 2018In “latest news” Representatives of the University of Guyana, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and University students at the signing of the MoU between the two bodies yesterdayThe University of Guyana will revamp its Languages Programme. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday, between the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China and the University.The MOU will provide a $4.6Million grant to fund the acquisition of furniture, computers, headsets and other items for the creation of a new language lab. The facility is expected to be functional in September 2018, for the 2018-2019 academic year.Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Planning and International Engagement, Dr. Barbara Reynolds envisions every graduate of UG being able to speak a second language within a few years, “as a result of our developing business climate in Guyana.”“It’s obvious that if as Guyanese and we’re the only English-speaking country in the South American continent, a lot of our business is conducted in languages other than English”, she said.Reynolds further added, “We want to interact with our neighbours. We want to welcome tourists and investors to Guyana, and for us to be able to do so effectively we need to be able to have a high level of proficiency in another language, to be able to represent Guyana well, to be able to negotiate effectively and to be able to engage with others.”Reynolds believes immersion and practical experience in the various foreign languages is of extreme importance, “For us, immersion in the language is critical, and next to immersion is having a fully functional language lab.”She explained, “It’s a lab to satisfy a particular need and so obviously we want to ensure our students have the opportunity for immersion.” The University Guyana is engaged in pursuing the establishment of an academic programme in Mandarin.
It wasn’t clear that any baked-goods-as-projectiles video could ever top the Cupcake Cannon, but this video gets close. The official video for Autoerotique’s track “Turn Up The Volume” features similar slow-motion explosions, flying icing bits, and frightened, overly hip people, but the ante has been upped.Now entire cakes are exploding, rather than cupcakes being propelled at high speeds into people. After all, a cake missile could be downright dangerous. Protective eyewear is still recommended, though people seem to be much more casual about their ocular safety this time around. The white background is still there though, so we can see the full devastation wrought by the Cake Cannon.Interestingly this video doesn’t seem to have been made by the Cupcake Cannon crew. It was directed by Miles Jay and Derek Blais and produced by Eric Sim for Dim Mak Records and Autoerotique. No information was posted on the tech, but it very well could have been filmed with a Phantom slow-motion camera just like the Cupcake Canon (which used the Phantom HD Gold).Youtube via devour
Dr. Raymond M. Soneira is well known as the president of DisplayMate Technologies and for the work he does to analyze the different displays on offer in the gadgets we use. When a manufacturer makes a bold claim about their latest display technology, Soneira usually has something to say about it, and that’s exactly what has happened regarding recent claims of the Surface RT tablet display by Microsoft.During a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session, the Microsoft Surface team was asked and answered a number of questions relating to the forthcoming tablet. One of those questions was about the display in relation to the iPad’s very high resolution panel. Microsoft’s answer was surprising, suggesting ClearType and the “thinnest optical stack anywhere on the market” would render the 1366 x 768 display better than iPad.Soneira disagrees with this, but only after doing the best hands-on test he could put together. He looked at an iPad 2, iPad 3, and Asus 1201N netbook side-by-side to get an idea of how the displays compared. He chose the Asus because he doesn’t have access to a Surface RT tablet yet, but the netbook has a very similar resolution and employs Microsoft’s ClearType sub-pixel rendering.The results showed that while the Asus display looked “significantly sharper” than the iPad 2, the iPad 3 looked significantly sharper than the Asus. Soneira readily admits that sub-pixel rendering offers an advantage and can as much as triple the resolution of a display, but in the case of the Surface RT it probably isn’t enough to match the iPad 3 let alone surpass it.To be completely fair here it’s important to point out that Microsoft’s comments about the display comparison were focused on reflection. The Surface RT display is meant to have a much lower light reflection than the iPad, meaning under the same lighting conditions it could look better due the the iPad’s resolution being diminished. But it ultimately depends on what those lighting conditions are. If there’s not a lot of light to reflect (meaning better conditions for looking at a display), then clearly the iPad will look better.Microsoft may still outperform the iPad 3’s display, though. The Surface Pro tablets will ship with a 1920 x 1080 panel and will also used ClearType 3.0. That combination could easily beat the 2048 x 1536 resolution of the iPad.More at DisplayMate
OGM : bientôt du saumon génétiquement modifié dans nos assiettes ?États-Unis – Un saumon grandissant deux fois plus vite que la normale pourrait être le premier animal génétiquement modifié autorisé pour la consommation humaine. Il faut en théorie 3 ans au saumon atlantique pour atteindre la maturité, mais en implantant du matériel génétique provenant d’une espèce proche de l’anguille (Zoarces americanus), des scientifiques américains sont parvenus à réduire ce délai à seulement 18 mois. Selon eux, ces saumons stériles pourraient faciliter et sécuriser l’élevage en fermes aquacoles, grâce à une croissance optimisée et une absence de risque de reproduction avec les saumons sauvages. L’administration américaine des denrées alimentaires et des médicaments (FDA) examinerait actuellement les éventuels dangers liés à la consommation de ces poissons, baptisés AquAdvantage. Si elle donne son aval, ils pourraient être proposés dans les supermarchés dans moins d’un an. À lire aussiL’impressionnant repas d’un héron surpris en pleine natureLes défenseurs de l’environnement s’inquiètent pourtant déjà des répercussions de ces manipulations génétiques sur la santé humaine, tout comme de possibles mutations qui permettraient aux animaux s’échappant des élevages aquacoles de se reproduire dans le milieu naturel. Pour Lord Melchett, de la Soil Association (œuvrant contre les productions intensives, certifiant les produits bio et privilégiant le commerce local, ndlr), cette nouvelle technologie n’est pas sans risque : “Quand vous bombardez un animal avec les gènes d’une autre espèce, l’ADN devient instable et il n’y a aucune garantie que ces poissons demeurent stériles. Les risques pour les saumons sauvages sont grands, et bien réels”. Le 30 juin 2010 à 09:50 • Emmanuel Perrin
Incident nucléaire : trente chercheurs irradiés dans un laboratoire au JaponSelon l’agence japonaise de l’énergie atomique (JAEA), 30 chercheurs japonais ont été exposés à des radiations lors d’un incident dans un laboratoire nucléaire dont elle est l’opératrice. L’autorité de régulation nucléaire (NRA) du Japon a vivement critiqué “l’absence de culture de sûreté” de l’agence. Jeudi dernier, le tristement célèbre laboratoire de physique nucléaire de Tokaimura (120 km au nord-est de Tokyo) a encore fait parler de lui. En effet, en 1999, une erreur de manipulation d’uranium avait entraîné une réaction en chaîne provoquant le pire accident nucléaire du Japon (jusqu’à celui de Fukushima en 2011) avec deux employés morts irradiés et 600 personnes exposées à des radiations.Le 23 mai dernier, c’est un nouvel incident qui s’est produit dans le laboratoire. Des scientifiques japonais y procédaient à une expérience d’accélération de particules consistant à envoyer un rayon à proton sur de l’or. D’après la JAEA, l’agence japonaise de l’énergie atomique qui est l’opératrice du site, une substance radioactive a été émise de façon accidentelle pendant l’expérience “à cause d’une surchauffe provoquée apparemment par des problèmes techniques”. Une partie de cette radioactivité s’est ensuite disséminée dans l’atmosphère après que les employés ont actionné des ventilateurs, atteignant ainsi pas moins de trente chercheurs qui travaillaient au laboratoire. Le porte-parole de la JAEA a reconnu que ces ventilateurs n’auraient pas dû être utilisés, évoquant une “erreur humaine”.La JAEA pointée du doigt À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?D’après l’agence, sur les 55 employés travaillant dans le laboratoire deux ont été exposés à des radiations de 1,7 millisievert, soit un peu plus que l’équivalent d’un examen radiologique. “Leur état n’inspire aucune inquiétude médicale”, avait alors expliqué le porte-parole de l’agence. Mais contrairement à ce qui avait été annoncé précédemment, la JAEA a ensuite révélé que c’était en réalité 30 chercheurs qui avaient été exposés à des radiations à Tokaimura. La NRA, autorité de régulation nucléaire du Japon, a classé cet incident au niveau 1 sur l’échelle internationale de classement des événements nucléaires et radiologiques (INES) qui en compte 7 (niveau équivalent à ceux de Tchernobyl ou de Fukushima). Néanmoins, elle a ouvertement critiqué “l’absence de culture de sûreté” de la JAEA, La presse japonaise a également vivement réagi en accusant la JAEA d’avoir continué son expérience malgré une alarme signalant un dysfonctionnement. Selon les journaux nippons, l’agence aurait mis plus de 30 heures à rapporter le problème.Le 28 mai 2013 à 12:48 • Maxime Lambert
‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Stay on target Game of Thrones Season 8’s battle sequence is so grueling, some actors have reportedly collapsed while filming it.On Sunday, Entertainment Weekly reported that “an unnamed series regular actress” fainted while making the long Game of Thrones fight. The actress is okay now, however, the series’ final showdown, which will reportedly take place at Winterfell, was very challenging to put together.Exclusive: See stunning portraits of the #GameOfThrones cast, plus get exclusive intel on season 8 storylines: https://t.co/dJNcaIaV0E pic.twitter.com/fLd36a07Fp— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 4, 2019This final battle will have Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and his allies fight against the Army of the Dead. The final showdown won’t only include Snow and co. though: Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) will also reportedly be involved in the conflict, The New York Post reported.“I skip the battle every year, which is bizarre since Arya’s the one who’s been training the most,” Williams told Entertainment Weekly. “This is my first taste of it. And I’ve been thrown in at the deep end. Nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is… there are moments you’re just broken as a human and just want to cry.”Game of Thrones Season 8’s epic battle will also be the longest battle sequence in movie history, according to Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik. The sequence will reunite the largest number of Game of Thrones characters since the series’ first episode, which aired on April 17, 2011 on HBO.Game of Thrones Season 8 will premiere on HBO on April 14.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Teases Fierce Season 8 Character PostersHBO Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 First-Look Photos ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Teaser Hints at Gloomy Fate for the Starks
Updated: 10:48 AM October 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, I want to thank @CarlosTVRadio and @LaurenKUSI for having me on the @KUSI_GMSD to talk about San Diego as America’s Safest Big City. If you want to be a part of something bigger @joinSDPDnow #oneteamonemission pic.twitter.com/ZhS4CLGOSR— David Nisleit (@ChiefNisleit) October 25, 2018 SDPD reacts to San Diego being called the safest big city by FBI Posted: October 25, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Recently the FBI named San Diego the safest big city with the lowest violent crime rate.San Diego Police Cheif David Nisleit explained what that means for the department and its recruiting efforts. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
AKM Mozammel HuqMinister of liberation war affairs AKM Mozammel Haque said there will be no intervention in the 30 per cent quotas in government jobs for freedom fighters.The minister said this at a press conference on Tuesday morning held by the liberation war affairs ministry at the information and communications department conference room in the secretariat. The conference gave an update on the recent activities and about the reservation of quotas in government jobs for the freedom fighters.The minister also said that, there is nothing to worry for the freedom fighters, their families and the people who believe in the spirit of the liberation war.Referring to the High Court verdict, Mozammel Haque said, there remains the opportunity to fulfil the vacant positions with merit list candidates if eligible freedom fighters’ candidates are not available. But, it is compulsory to reserve 30 per cent quota for the freedom fighters. There is no option to ignore or evade the order. To do anything other than this would be a violation of the court, he added.The minister expressed hope that the secretary-level committee formed by the government for quota review would take their decision consciously. Also the copy of the court verdict has been forwarded to the committee, he said.A High Court bench on 5 March, in answer to a writ petition seeking cancellation of quota, passed an order in favour of upholding the system in government jobs.On 2 July, the government formed a seven-member secretary-level committee headed by the cabinet secretary in the face of growing protest seeking quota reforms across the country by students and job seekers.The newly formed committee has already held a meeting. In this backdrop, the liberation war affairs minister called the conference on the quota issue.The prime minister in parliament declared an abolition of quotas and the quota review committee has started to work on the matter.Minister Mozammel Haque said, as long as the court order is upheld there is no scope for revising the freedom fighters’ quota. If the government wants it must approach the court.The minister said, ‘The committee can give their opinion after reconsidering the rest of the quotas other than this one for freedom fighters. Then the government can act accordingly.”The minister also spoke about the other activities of the liberation war affairs ministry.
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